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Palais des beaux-arts (Brussels, Belgium)

Works: 2,760 works in 4,004 publications in 4 languages and 22,289 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Periodicals  Illustrated works  Exhibition, pictorial works  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
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Montage and modern life, 1919-1942( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of photomontage techniques during the early 1920s and 1930s in the United States, Germany, and the Soviet Union had a profound influence on contemporary art and mass media, Montage and Modern Life uncovers the roots of this complex relationship. Through unexpected juxtapositions and discontinuous images and through some of the most sophisticated and least cultivated examples of montage, it demonstrates the way a common set of social and cultural themes was broadly articulated
Horta : art nouveau to modernism by Victor Horta( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rubens and his Legacy by Nico van Hout( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rubens is undoubtedly the most influential Flemish painter. Through reproductions in print, his compositions had an immense impact, even during his lifetime. Himself indebted to Titian, Rubens became a role model to Van Dyck, Rembrandt and Velázquez, and influenced artists well beyond his time, including figures such as Cézanne, Picasso, Bacon and Freud. This stunning new volume explores Rubenss legacy thematically, through a series of sections devoted to Violence, Power, Lust, Compassion, Elegance and Poetry. Illustrating some of the artists most famous paintings alongside great works that bear his influence, each section will link artists across the centuries in their references to Rubens, from Van Dyck and Watteau to Manet, Daumier, Renoir and Van Gogh, as well as Gainsborough, Constable and Turner.--
Magritte and photography by Patrick Roegiers( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magritte and photography is a pleasureable, illuminating and enjoyable study of the ways in which the photographic medium played a constant role in Magritte's social and artisitc life. Beginning with turn of the century pictures of his parents and siblings, running through surrealist scenarios involving friends Louis Scutenaire and Paul Nougé, and ending with haunting portraits taken by Duane Michais, this volume explores both Magritte's life and his construction of it - through the camera's lens
Zodiac( )

in Italian and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Look, 100 years of contemporary art by Thierry de Duve( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and French and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views on Europe : Europe and German painting in the nineteenth century( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a superb selection of over a hundred and fifty masterpieces, ranging from Neoclassicism and Romanticism to Realism, academic experts from three great institutions impressively show how the thread of Europe was woven into German art. They outline the wide variety of themes painters picked up from the European literature and political or intellectual debate of the time, the aspects and events they recorded as observers and chroniclers, and how the painters criss-crossed Europe in every direction - from the Nordic countries to Spain, and from Greece to Russia - absorbing artistic influences and making their own contribution abroad at the same time. German nineteenth-century art was European in the best sense. Over three hundred and eighty coloured illustrations in this volume illustrate the masterpieces of this multi-faceted period."--Jacket
Click doubleclick : the documentary factor by Jean-François Chevrier( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photography is in a phase of change in which an altered conception of the documentary factor is emerging. It is not so much a matter of the portrayal or representation of reality, but rather of an artistically well-grounded idea of the world. ... Thomas Weski ... [distinguishes] between the photgraphic images as pure documentation and photography as a form of testimony." Book jacket
Abstraction : the Amerindian paradigm by Mary Frame( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La muestra pretende reflejar la emergencia de un arte abstracto enraizado en la herencia precolombima, que rompe con la creencia dominante del arte abstracto como prerrogativa occidental. Las nociones de central-marginal se interpretan a partir de una nueva lectura de las formas abstractas surgidas a partir de prácticas como el tejido y la cerámica, o las técnicas de construcción básica consideradas en Occidente como humilde artesanía. La geometría inamovible y los colores vivos de los antiguos tejidos andinos se proclaman así como el paradigma textil de la abstracción, predecesora de la retícula vanguardista de Occidente
Yearning for beauty : the Wiener Werkstätte and the Stoclet House by Peter Noever( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tentoonstellingscatalogus over de Wiener Werkstätte, met historisch overzicht en andere tekstbijdragen, met afbeeldingen van de voorwerpen die voortgekomen zijn uit het Weense atelier, alsmede een speciaal gedeelte over het Stocklet House van Josef Hoffmann
A useful dream : African photography, 1960-2010 by Simon Njami( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photography has proved a particularly essential art in the African continent's postcolonial era, both for recording the numerous seismic moments in its recent history, and for reclaiming the imagery of Africa from its colonial portrayers. As Africa has begun to step beyond its colonial subjugation, photography has also assumed a leading role in providing African countries with individual identities. Tracking the blossoming of postcolonial photography in Africa from 1960 to the present, and accompanying an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010 celebrates 50 years of African photography. Among the 34 photographers gathered in its pages are Rui Assubuji, Nabil Boutros, Loulou Cherinet, James Depara, Samuel Fosso, David Goldblatt, Bob Gosani, Pierrot Men, Zwelethu Mtethwa, Eileen Perrier, Ricardo Rangel, Malick Sidibe and Patrice-Felix Tchikaya. The volume includes an introduction by Simon Njami and a text by Frank Vanhaecke."--Amazon
Michaël Borremans : as sweet as it gets by Michaël Borremans( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the late 1990s, when he first began to produce drawings and paintings, Michaël Borremans has created an extraordinarily mature body of work that has captured international attention. The disparate spaces he imagines in his paintings, drawings, sculptures and films are unified by an uncanny sense of dislocation and an often unsettling beauty. Rendered in complex palettes and exquisite techniques, Borremans' works in all media embrace a rich legacy of artistic progenitors, but remain firmly anchored in the present. Presenting over 100 works created by the artist over a 14-year period in all media, this publication includes many works not previously reproduced in books or catalogues, offering the most complete overview of Borremans' oeuvre to date. Contributions include a concise and incisive overview of Borremans' practice; a revealing, in-depth interview between the main author of the book, Jeffrey Grove, and the artist, addressing process, influence and philosophical and critical issues; as well as more than 50 individual entries and mini-essays on individual works in the artist's oeuvre by notable writers, curators, filmmakers and musicians. Described by the artist as "the mother of all Borremans books," Michaël Borremans: As Sweet As It Gets is published on the occasion of a major mid-career retrospective. Initially trained in photography and graphic design, the Belgian artist Michaël Borremans (born 1963) turned to painting at the age of 30. Work by the artist is held in numerous public collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Borremans lives and works in Ghent.", viewed August 14, 2014
The sultan's world : the Ottoman Orient in Renaissance art by Belgium) Palais des beaux-arts (Brussels( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"....The aim of our exhibition is to focus on the Ottoman Empire...and to explore the different ways the Ottomans, or 'Turks' as they were already called by their contemporaries, impacted the art and culture of the Renaissance
Feminist avant-garde : art of the 1970s : the Sammlung Verbund Collection, Vienna by Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna (Italy)( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With greater energy than any artistic movement before, the feminist avant-garde of the 1970s deconstructed society's image of womanhood, dismantling centuries' worth of projections, stereotypes, and male hegemony. For the first time in the history of art, women, in an act of collective consciousness-raising, took the representation of their sex in visual art into their own hands and unfolded a wide spectrum of self-determined female identities: provocative and radical, poetic and ironic. Gabriele Schor, director of the Sammlung Verbund Collection, coined the term the Feminist Avant-Garde in order to highlight the pioneering achievements of these artists. This book presents over six hundred works in the Sammlung Verbund Collection created by forty-eight women artists. Established in Vienna in 2004 by VERBUND AG, Austria's leading electricity provider and one of the largest producers of hydropower in Europe, the collection has two main foci: "Perceptions of Spaces and Places" and the "Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s"
Paul Klee : theater everywhere by Paul Klee( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work of Paul Klee [1879-1940) was deeply influenced by his passion for the theater. Throughout his life the artist fervently attended theatrical performances, from the opera to puppet shows. Characters from plays or operas - Hamlet, Falstaff, and Don Giovanni, for example - populate his cryptic visual world. Various types of characters and theatrical elements, such as clowns and masks, were firmly established themes in his visual repertoire. Primarily, though, Klee created connections between the theater and life, taking up the topos of the world as a stage: people became actors or marionettes; theatrical events touched upon scenes from everyday life." "This publication sheds light on all of these aspects of Klee's fascination for the theater. A chronology gives a panoramic outline of his many experiences with the theater. Selected works by contemporary artists make it clear that Klee was not the only one fascinated with the sharp-eyed perception of theatrical situationsthe topic is one that continues to engage artists today."--Jacket
Théo van Rysselberghe by Théo van Rysselberghe( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in French and English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van leven en werk van de Belgische neo-impressionistische beeldend kunstenaar (1862-1926)
The Great Workshop : pathways of art in Europe, 5th to 18th centuries by Roland Recht( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long before its emergence as a political entity, Europe was distinguished by its intense traffic in goods and people. Artist, art-lovers, and rich patrons made arduous journeys not only by road but also by river to far-flung locales as they sought to satisfy their appetite for beauty. This is the world of The Great Workshop, in which the editors develop a number of themes analyzing the circulation of art and the artistic community over a substantial geographic area ranging from Dublin to Palermo, from Cordoba to Stockholm, Rouen to Sofia. Short, focused essays treating the peregrinations of those conducting the business of art are crucial to our understanding of the migration of themes and formal motifs." "With its remarkable and often spectacular selections, The Great Workshop illustrates the complex web of European artistic exchange and production. The book contains 350 full-color examples from well over one hundred European collections and essays from distinguished art historians who elucidate a long stretch of art history from the fall of the Roman Empire to the birth of the first great museums of Europe."--Jacket
Giorgio Morandi : a retrospective by Giorgio Morandi( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in French and English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giorgio Morandi, one of the great masters of modern art, was influenced both by Italian painters such as Giotto and Paolo Uccello and French painters such as Chardin, Seurat, and Cézanne. This remarkable retrospective contains a hundred works (oil paintings on canvas, drawings, etchings, and watercolours), brought together by the exhibition's curator, Maria Cristina Bandera. She invites you to explore the major themes of Morandi's oeuvre and to immerse yourself in his world as you savour his calming still lifes, the beauty of his landscapes inspired by the countryside of Emilia-Romagna, and the bouquets of flowers he occasionally gave to friends and acquaintances. His work continues to inspire artists today, including Luc Tuymans, who was invited by the curator to present a number of works that enter into a dialogue with those of the Italian painter
Jeff Wall : the crooked path by Jeff Wall( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The photography of Jeff Wall (born 1946) is consciously and profoundly saturated in the social: in the Vancouver art community from which he first emerged, fully formed, in the late 1970s; in the racial and gender politics of our times, which he analyses with marvelous clarity in his huge photographic light boxes that declare an equal status with painting through their scale and their carefully plotted depth and grandeur; in the art history pantheon that informs his staged compositions, from Hokusai to Velásquez and Manet; and in his influence on at least two generations of photographers, most notably the Düsseldorf school (Andreas Gursky once cited Wall as "a great model for me"). Jeff Wall: The Crooked Path examines the cultural context for Wall's tremendous achievement in photography. Wall himself has chosen 25 of his own photographs, taken between the late 1970s and the present, and has constellated them among the visionary company his work keeps, alongside reproductions of works by Marcel Duchamp, Diane Arbus, Eugene Atget, Wols, Andreas Gursky, David Claerbout, Thomas Struth, Frank Stella, Robert Smithson, Rodney Graham, Ian Wallace, Lawrence Wiener and R.W. Fassbinder. The Crooked Path orients Wall's photography across ten themed chapters, each of which is prefaced with an interview with Wall by Hans De Wolf. Also included are testimonies and essays by fellow artists and art historians, such as Luc Tuymans, Lawrence Weiner, Michael Fried and David Campany."--Amazon website
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Montage and modern life, 1919-1942
Horta : art nouveau to modernismMagritte and photographyViews on Europe : Europe and German painting in the nineteenth centuryClick doubleclick : the documentary factorAbstraction : the Amerindian paradigmYearning for beauty : the Wiener Werkstätte and the Stoclet HouseA useful dream : African photography, 1960-2010Paul Klee : theater everywhere
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